A Centennial Salute to Cinema
Early Motion Picture Advertisements
(Left) Ad for "Cineograph Theater" (probably Chicago), showing a daily program of
motion picture shows (1899-1900). "Kinodrome" shows were promoted in the Chicago and
(Right) Ad for projecting Kinetoscope show (1896-1900), "Prof. W.D. Haskell's Moving
Picture Entertainment...Apparently Life Itself...Grandest Display of Motion Pictures".
Photos by Larry Gates
Copyright 1995 Smithsonian Institution